Almost exactly a year ago I wrote about wild roses and chives.
The wild rose in my container garden had turned into a weed, taking over the whole thing. This year I decided to tackle the problem before it got any bigger. The wild rose didn't go kicking and screaming but it did inflict wounds with its mini thorns. The roots went deep into the bottom of the barrel.
I added some new compost to the barrel, some of the old chives and new violas. That's all I dare plant now as frosts are still likely. Later I'll add some herbs or flower seeds and make the garden look more like a garden.
And I still have more chives to plant and give away. Alas, the rose did not survive the operation.